Victor Harbor writer Margot Ogilvie was honoured at Parliament House, Adelaide, on Tuesday, February 6, when she was awarded first prize in the Short Story section of the Anzac Centenary Reflections Competition.
In the presence of the Governor, and members of the Veteran’s Advisory Council, Margot received her award from the Minister for Veterans' Affairs Martin Hamilton-Smith.
The Anzac Centenary Reflections Competition called for entries in the form of short stories reflecting on the Anzac themes of compassion, courage, duty, integrity, mateship, resilience, teamwork and toughness.
Margot’s story, Silence, tells of a WWI veteran who can’t help but remember the silences he experienced during the war as he endures the minute’s silence during Anzac Dawn Services each year.
“Margot’s story, ‘Silence’, tells of a WWI veteran who can’t help but remember the silences he experienced during the war as he endures the minute’s silence during Anzac Dawn Services each year.”
For more information about the competition and to read Margot’s story in full, visit http://anzaccentenary.sa.gov.au/2018/02/anzac-centenary-reflections-competition-winners/.
Margot has won numerous short story competitions, including one run as part of the Clare Readers and Writers Festival.
Her work has also featured in several short story anthologies over the years, including Award Winning Australian Writing 2017.